PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) –A Pekin woman who smothered her infant daughter will be sentenced in March.
20-year-old Angel Vanduker pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Sept. 2020.
According to court documents, Pekin Police were called to a home on Sept 21, 2020, where they found 11-month-old Nova Tucker unresponsive. Tucker was eventually placed on life support at OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. Tucker died three days later.
Vanduker originally pled not guilty in Oct. 2020 to charges of involuntary manslaughter of a family member, a Class Two felony, and was denied mental health court in May 2021.
Sentencing will take place Friday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m.